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Knot Guide

 

The Uni-Knot System

For Terminal Tackle
Strong, reliable, and easy to tie, the Uni-Knot is an excellent knot for securing line to terminal tackle. It's also the foundation of the entire Uni-Knot system. Note that the Uni-Knot can be left as a loop or tightened down so it's snug to the hook eye.
 
  1. Run at least six inches of line through the eye of the hook, swivel, or lure, and fold to make two parallel lines. Bring the tag end of the line back in a circle toward the hook or lure.
  1. Make six turns with the tag end around the double line and through the circle. Hold the double line at the point where it passes through the eye, and pull the tag end to snug up the turns.
  1. Hold the double line at the point where it passes through the eye, and pull the tag end to snug up the turns.
  1. To create a snug knot: Pull the standing line to slide the knot up against the eye. Then continue pulling until the knot is tight. Trim the tag end flush with the closest coil on the knot.
 
For Joining Lines
  1. Overlap about 12 inches of the ends of two lines. Form a Uni-Knot circle with the tag end of line "A."
  1. Wrap line "A" five times to form a Uni-Knot around line "B."
  1. Snug the knot by gently pulling on both ends of line "A" with enough tension to close the wraps, but not so tight that it actually grips line "B."
  1. Form a new Uni-Knot circle with the tag end of line "B" and wrap line "B" five times to form a Uni-Knot around line "A." (Use only four turns for 60-, 80-, or 100-pound-test monofilament.)
  1. Gently pull line "B" with one hand and line "A" with the other to slide the two Uni-Knots together until they jam--then pull tight. Then tighten the wraps around the standing lines by firmly pulling the tag ends of each Uni-Knot. Snip the tag ends.


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